Science & Nature

STEM: Balloon Car Race

Build your own car powered by balloon that goes the farthest. Every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. The force of the air leaving the balloon causes an equal force in the opposite direction which can drive your car forward.
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A force is a push or a pull that acts upon an object as a results of its interaction with another object.These two forces are called action and reaction forces and are the subject of Newton's third law of motion. 
Formally stated, Newton's third law is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
I have been teaching design process for over 9 years of my total 30 years of school teaching. I am always excited to take on design challenges and finding solution to a problem.
I like the idea of brainstorming or ideation as I refer to, and then building my prototype, testing it, redesigning it and retesting it till I solve the problem. This helps me to relate my observation to real-life situations and finding solution to any need or problem.
Here's what you may need to make your 4-Wheel Balloon Car!
       Flexible straw
       Rubber band or tape
Body (Select one)-
       Water bottle
       Toilet-paper tube
       Juice box
       Disposable cup (paper or plastic)
       Cardboard sheet
Axles (Select one)-
      Barbeque skewers
 Wheels (Select one)-
      Bottle caps
      Cardboard circles
      Thread spool
 Connector for attaching wheels to an axle (Select one)-
      Dry sponge
      Marshmallow (cut in half)

Popsicle sticks if needed in their design
Cardboard which could be used from packages or shoe boxes etc at home,cardboard struts, paper towel tubes etc.
Tape or Glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors or utility knife
Ruler, Scale or measuring tape.
A paper and a pencil with eraser for sketching their designs.
Scratch cardboard for placing on table to cut cardboard into pieces so that it does not spoil the table surface
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Jyoti Mehta M.S. B.Ed.- Science - Astronomy - Code
Lives in the United States
Passionate and enthusiastic learner and explorer of science, mathematics and technology
843 total reviews
561 completed classes

About Me

I am an enthusiastic teacher who loves to teach, learn and explore science and technology. 
I like to begin my class by asking students what they know about a particular topic, what they would like to learn and finally at the end share what... 
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